Exploring books for children: words and pictures
Exploring books for children: words and pictures

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Exploring books for children: words and pictures

Exploring books for children: words and pictures

Introduction

Pictures have played an important role in books for children ever since there have been publications produced particularly with children in mind. But how do stories and picturebooks encountered in childhood fire young imaginations? In this free course Exploring books for children: words and pictures you will learn how children’s fiction, ranging from classics such as Beatrix Potter to contemporary authors like Anthony Browne, combines images and text in remarkably sophisticated ways to communicate with young and old.

This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course EA300 Children’s literature [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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